Dec. 2 - Turkish police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse Kurds gathered for a funeral. Deborah Gembara reports.
▲ Hide Transcript
▶ View Transcript
In Turkey, tensions between Kurds and local police are so high that even a funeral can spark clashes.
Police blocked the entrance to a cemetery where locals planned to hold a funeral for two Kurds killed during a protest.
When several mourners began throwing stones, police responded with tear gas and water cannons.
Those who managed to enter the cemetery also encountered smoke grenades.
Kurds make up a fifth of the population and their party, the PKK has pushed Ankara for an independent Kurdish state.
At least tw o people were wounded in the clashes.